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Country View Apartments…
Modern Country Living in Martinsville!!!

If where you live is important… Country View Apartments is the answer to your housing needs!

Our community offers beautifully landscaped grounds, brick/vinyl exteriors, and newly remodeled interiors in a quiet country setting… within only a mile or two of all the shopping and restaurants along Rt. 37.

We offer exceptionally designed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that offer space to stretch out and enjoy. Modern conveniences such as frost-free refrigerators, garbage disposals, range w/hood, ceiling fan and mini blinds in all your windows are included in every home. Better yet, ALL HOMES INCLUDE WASHER/DRYER CONNECTIONS! No need to carry your laundry anywhere. But if you don’t have a washer & dryer, Country View does have a community laundry care center available.

Other apartment & community features include carpet/tile flooring, 14-hour emergency maintenance, and a management team that cares!

Special Promotions and Prices Subject to Change.

Contact us today to schedule your personal tour, and find out why Our Residents Love calling Country View home!

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Country View Apartments
Phone:  765-349-2000
Fax:  765-349-9764

Tanneberger begins succession as new SCI REMC CEO

CEO Greg McKelfresh to retire after 42 years of service

Greg McKelfresh

MARTINSVILLE — James Tanneberger is stepping into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for South Central Indiana REMC (SCI REMC) in September and will work with outgoing CEO Greg McKelfresh, who retires in January 2018 after 42 years of working at the cooperative.

Tanneberger comes to SCI from College Station, Texas, where he was Division Manager for Transmission, Substation, and Engineering at Bryan Texas Utilities. A third-generation public power worker, James is a licensed professional engineer, with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from University of Houston.

           Tanneberger addresses employees

“I look forward to addressing the challenges facing SCI REMC and am committed to providing the best possible value to its members,” he said.

Tanneberger was selected by the cooperative’s Board of Directors after thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process.

“We truly believe he will be a great leader for our cooperative,” commented Bruce Hamlin, Chairman of SCI REMC’s Board of Directors. “Although we are saddened to say goodbye to Greg and his experience and foresight, we are confident in the co-op’s future by his successor.”

About Tanneberger

James Tanneberger

James Tanneberger is a third-generation public power worker. He received a bachelor’s of science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1998 and an MBA from University of Houston in 2007. A licensed professional engineer, Tanneberger brings a diverse set of experience having worked at small, mid-sized, and large public and investor-owned power providers. His most recent role was Division Manager, Transmission, Substation, and Engineering at Bryan Texas Utilities. Tanneberger enjoys building strong personal and professional relationships and firmly believes in the strength of the cooperative spirit. He and his wife, Laurel, moved to Martinsville, Indiana, from College Station, Texas, along with their three children, Wendy (10), Lincoln (7), and Alice (3). Besides spending time with his family, Tanneberger was involved at his local church, and likes hunting, fishing, running, and weight lifting.



SCI REMC is a member-owned cooperative electric distribution facility. A cooperative is a business owned by its customers, known as members. SCI REMC is one of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized throughout the state in the 1930s. At that time, investor-owned utilities were supplying power in urban areas, but would not supply electric power to rural customers. This was common across the country at this time in history. People living in rural areas saw that those in cities had electricity, and wanted it as well. As a result, with loans from the Rural Electrification Administration, rural communities banded together and created electric cooperatives. Hoosiers 78 years ago in Morgan, Monroe, Owen, Brown and parts of Putnam, Clay and Johnson counties, pooled their money, and set poles and tied lines by hand to bring electricity to rural South Central Indiana.

Martinsville city, public safety officials collecting donations for Florida hurricane relief

Martinsville, Ind. – September 10, 2017 – Led by Fire Department Captain Chad Cooke, a donation effort begins tomorrow, Monday, September 11, for the victims of Hurricane Irma with the Mayor’s Office, Fire Department and Police Department asking for monetary and item-specific contributions.

Cooke is working with Long Boat Key, Florida Fire Department Battalion Chief Rocky Parker on the coordination of the donation effort.

“To be the most helpful, we are taking our direction from Florida officials who have been very specific regarding the supplies they need. Beginning tomorrow through next Saturday, we will collect water and Gatorade, band-aids, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby wipes, non-perishable snacks and work gloves here at the Fire Department from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. each day.

“NO other supplies will be accepted, so we are asking the generous residents of Martinsville who are interested in participating in our hurricane relief effort to please only bring these items and no others,” Cooke explained.

The ONLY drop off location for the donated items is the Martinsville Fire Department at 160 West Morgan Street.

Mayor Shannon Kohl who is working in tandem with Fire Chief Terry Anderson and Police Chief Matt Long on this project has set up a special fund through the Community Foundation of Morgan County for Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Checks made payable to the Community Foundation of Morgan County with “Martinsville Hurricane Relief” on the memo line of the check should be mailed or dropped off at the Community Foundation office at 56 North Main Street in Martinsville.

“Any checks dropped off at my office, the Police Department or Fire Department will be delivered to the Community Foundation for deposit into our hurricane relief account to then be sent to Florida at the appropriate time Florida officials direct.

“Martinsville residents have huge, giving hearts and we look out for not only each other, but those in need far from us. With Hurricane Irma hitting Florida with an historic impact, the need is great for the supplies we have been asked to provide. My heartfelt thanks in advance to everyone who will be participating in our donation collection relief effort as Martinsville helps Florida,” Kohl said.

According to Cooke, the donation effort is a week-long because it will take until the end of this week for Parker to tell him Martinsville’s location to deliver the supplies.

“Our delivery location will be assigned later once the storm has passed, so we want to use this entire coming week to collect the supplies. Once we are told our delivery site, we will load up a large trailer and approximately 8-10 off-duty firefighters and police officers will transport the supplies,” Cooke said.

A former Indiana resident, Parker served on the Indianapolis Fire Department and Perry Township Fire Department before moving to Hillsboro County, Florida in 1997.

Mayor Kohl, Deputy Fire Chief Charlie Fraker, Captain Chad Cooke, Captain Aaron Fraker, Captain Kevin Greene and Police Lieutenant Blake Long met early Sunday morning to plan the City’s donation relief effort.


INDOT to Share Final Refinements to I-69 Section 6; Three project update meetings scheduled for September

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation’s I-69 Section 6 project team will host series of project update meetings to share recent refinements to the preferred route of I-69 Section 6. The alternative will be known as the refined preferred alternative from the original preferred alternative released in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement in March 2017. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has reviewed the modifications prior to sharing with the public.
INDOT will host three update meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at:
  • Martinsville High School, 1360 E. Gray St. in Martinsville on Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Perry Meridian High School, 401 W. Meridian School Rd. in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Rd. in Greenwood on Thursday, Sept. 14.
“The final refinements we’ll be sharing were based on feedback from INDOT planners, project stakeholders and the general public,” said Sarah Rubin, I-69 Section 6 Project Manager. “The project team has worked diligently to incorporate that input into a refined preferred alternative that reduces impacts in certain areas while meeting the purpose and need of the overall project.”
Comments about the refined preferred alternative will be accepted until September 26, 2017.

Comments can be submitted using a web form at and by contacting I-69 Section 6 directly at The public can also visit the I-69 Section 6 project office located at 7847 Waverly Road, Martinsville, IN 46151. The office is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed on state holidays.

Special accommodations

Special accommodations will be made for individuals needing auxiliary aids or services of interpreters, signers, readers or large print materials. Anyone with such needs should contact Mary Wright with INDOT’s Office of Public Involvement at 317-234-0796 or
About Next Level Roads
“In Indiana, the Crossroads of America is more than a motto; it’s our mission.” – Governor Eric Holcomb
Next Level Roads is Governor Eric J. Holcomb’s initiative to elevate Indiana’s economic competitiveness and quality of life for all Hoosiers through investment in transportation infrastructure. This sustainable, data-driven plan dedicates more than $30 billion over the next 20 years to improving the conditions of existing roads and bridges – both state and local, finishing major projects, and building for the future. Next Level Roads is enhancing Indiana’s position as a leader in freight and logistics and empowering cities, towns and counties to build communities that attract jobs and talent. Learn more about Next Level Roads at
About the Indiana Department of Transportation
INDOT empowers businesses to deliver Indiana to the world and bring the world to Indiana by providing a transportation network that is second to none. The agency builds and maintains more than 28,000 lane miles of highway and 5,600 bridges, and provides oversight for 117 public aviation facilities and more than 4,000 miles of active rail lines. Indiana ranked as the #1 state in the U.S. for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2016 “Top States for Business” ranking.Learn more about INDOT at

Martinsville fire hydrant fall flushing schedule announced

Beginning Monday, September 18, 2017 the Martinsville Water Utility will begin flushing fire hydrants and will continue to do so through Monday October 9, 2017, with flushing 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the following areas. 


Monday, September 18 

1500 Blue Bluff Road to 59 East Blaine St.; entire area of Main Street; East Poston Road; entire area of Jefferson Street

Tuesday, September 19

700 North Sycamore Street to 310 North Wayne Street; entire area of East Street and Ambrose Street, York Street

Wednesday, September 20

389 North Ohio Street to Sun Valley Trailer Park; entire area of Basca Drive, Clore Street to East Poston Road; entire area of Holden Avenue, Northwest Avenue, Bills Boulevard and Artesian Acres

Thursday, September 21

559 Prather Drive to 856 Lincoln Heights Drive; entire area of Prather Drive, Harmon Drive, Graham Street, Lincoln Hill Road, Wolf Laurel, The Oaks on Lincoln Hill and Lincoln Heights Drive

Friday, September 22

750 North Lincoln Street to 1100 South Colfax Street; entire area of Lincoln Street, Grant Street, Kivett Parkside and Colfax Street


Monday, September 25

Cross Street to Home Avenue; Center Street, Harts Trailer Park, St. Claire Street, Crawford Street, City Park and Home Avenue

Tuesday, September 26

High School to Janay Drive; to include High School grounds, First Street, Valley Drive, Park Place, Second Street, East Columbus Street, East Morgan Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street, East Harrison Street, Sunrise Street, Illinois Street, Michigan Street, John R. Wooden, The Fairgrounds and Hospital Drive

Wednesday, September 27

1891 East Morgan Street to 175 Bailliere Drive; East Morgan Street, Kristi Road, Judy Drive, Woodcrest Drive, Hillview Drive, Cramer Place, Hudson Court, Lewis Court, Byram Boulevard, Massey Road, Kitchen Place to 175 Bailliere Drive

Thursday, September 28

195 Bailliere Drive to 100 Jordan Court; Boring Place, Wood Place, Cleveland Drive, Grassy Fork Lane, Ferguson Drive, Elliot Court, Anderson Place, Goodnight Road and Jordan Court

Friday, September 29

790 North Mulberry Street to 289 West Washington Street; Mulberry Street, Blaine Street, Marion Street, Cherry Street, West Pike Street, West Morgan Street and West Washington Street


Monday, October 2

109 South Cherry Street to 689 West Harrison Street; South Cherry Street, South Harriet Street, State Road 39 Bypass, Douglas Street, Elliot Street, Maple Street and Henry Street

Tuesday, October 3

Morgan County Jail to R.J. Boulevard; Park Avenue, Shirley Street, Eric Court, Reid Street, West Mitchell Street, Mallards Crossing, South Josephine Street, Catherin Street, Colt Court and R.J. Boulevard

Wednesday, October 4

Hacker Drive to Virginia Street; Hacker Drive, Robin Road, Plantation Drive, Magnolia Street, Duo Drive, Tulip Drive, Pine Boulevard, Ellen Street, South Harriet Street, South Josephine Street, Victor Drive, Gene’s Way, Burton Lane, Anel Drive, Dale Street and Virginia Street

Thursday, October 5

Martinsville Plaza to Southview Drive; Martinsville Plaza, Clover Leaf Court, Plaza Drive, Burton Lane to South of State Road 37, Jordan Road, Liberty Church Road and Southview Drive

Friday, October 6

Gardner Avenue to Ash Court; Gardner Avenue, Commercial Boulevard, Mahalasville Road, South School; Schwab Trailer Park, Industrial Drive, James Baldwin Drive, Curry Drive, Indiana Creek Village, Elm Street, Maple Court and Ash Court


Monday, October 9

Pin Oak Court to Community Chrysler; Pin Oak Court, Sassafras Court, Crabapple Court, Grand Valley Center, Community Chrysler


Artists Compete for a Chance to Have Their Artwork Appear on Dessert Plates at the Vice President’s Residence

WASHINGTON, DC – On August 11, Second Lady Karen Pence visited the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis to view pieces of art displayed by members of the Indiana World Organization of China Painters, who are competing for the chance to hand paint a design on porcelain china plates for the Vice President’s Residence in Washington, DC.  

“Hoosier China Painters are gifted artists and I am thrilled that they want to contribute their time and talent to painting china plates for the Vice President’s Residence, which will become a part of our country’s history,” said Karen Pence.  “The artists have amazing examples of their work on display at the Indiana State Fair and I can’t wait to find out who Hoosiers decide will participate in the project.”

The artists submitted examples of their work to the Indiana State Fair where people who attend the fair are able to cast a vote at the Indiana China Painters exhibit in the Indiana Arts Building at the fairgrounds.  The voting ends at the conclusion of the Indiana State fair on Sunday, August 20. The winning artists will paint a design on 100 salad and dessert plates for the Vice President’s Residence.

“It is our pleasure as Indiana artists to make this contribution to the history of china painting and the history of our nation by sharing our talents in this project, said Ellen Wilson-Pruit, Indiana WOCP President.  “We will be painting the 50 state flowers on the reception plates.  Each plate will be one of a kind but yet part of a collective work. Our painting is permanent once fired in the kiln. This means that these plates will be a lasting testament to the commitment to and appreciation of the arts by the state of Indiana and our nation.”

The World Organization of China Painters estimate that 30-40 artists will participate in the project and they hope to have the project completed in time for the Christmas holiday season.

When Mrs. Pence served as the First Lady of Indiana, the Indiana World Organization of China Painters participated in a project for the First Lady’s Charitable Foundation Luncheon in 2014. Eighty artists painted 150 bowls with the Indiana state flower, the Peony, for the event. The Indiana World Organization of China Painters recently offered to do a similar project with china as a gift to the Vice President’s Residence.

To stay updated on Mrs. Pence’s events, follow her on Twitter at, @SecondLady.

About Indiana World Organization of China Painters
The Indiana World Organization of China Painters is comprised of local guilds that meet monthly with the purpose of sharing, studying and promoting the art of china painting.  The first Indiana guild was organized in 1969.  Indiana belongs to the World Organization of China Painters, which is an international group of porcelain artists with headquarters and a museum in Oklahoma City, OK. Select pieces are chosen each year at the Indiana convention to represent the state at the world museum for one year.   You can  learn more about the organization at

Chamber members and guests learn about new career programs at MSD of Martinsville

Over the last three years, the Chamber has enjoyed a valuable partnership with the MSD of Martinsville, assisting with Cool Coding Week, CoderDojo – the free coding club for kids, career showcases, manufacturing tours, all with the goal of preparing our youth for a successful future.  At our August luncheon meeting, Martinsville Chamber members and guests learned about the PRIDE and Parallel Pathways programs being introduced to students in the MSD of Martinsville this school year.  we are excited about the potential of the PRIDE & Parallel Pathways programs. These programs will be most successful if the business community is fully engaged with the schools, so we invited the folks who are making it happen to join us.  Thank you to our panel for sharing their vision and their hopes for the future leaders of our community.  Joining us were: Ed Kominowski, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Morgan County; Bill Blaschke, Founder of W. K. Blaschke & Associates and CFMC board member; Dr. Michele Moore, Superintendent of the MSD of Martinsville and Tim Dearlove,  MHS Business Dept. teacher, Director of Internships and Director of the Artesian PRIDE program.

Kudos to our lunch sponsor, Comcast Business, and our lunch provider, Heavenly Helpings, for a delicious lunch!  Thanks to our generous door prize donors:  Merry Mac Players, WCBK, Waldon IT Solutions and the Morgan County Farmers’ Market!

Check out the links below to learn why the Chamber feels like this programming will be transformational to our community!

Community Letter re Parallel Pathways & PRIDE

The Artesian PRIDE program is modeled after a similar program in the Greater Clark County Schools. Recently, GCCS superintendent,  Dr. Andrew Melin, addressed a large group of Morgan County educators and community leaders.  Here is his presentation:  GCCS PRIDE Presentation – Morgan County Leadership – June 19 2017.

Listen to the panel discussion of how these programs will be implemented in our schools.